Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement


Welcome to the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (DPIE)!

DPIE is the result of an initiative to streamline county government operations in the areas of permitting, business licensing, inspections and property code enforcement.​​

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DPIE newcomer Danielle Robinson assists a customer seeking information in the Permit Center.


DPIE Enforcement Division Supervisor DeJuan Valentine and Inspector Ronald Waters speak to residents at District 5 County Council Member Jolene Ivey's town hall meeting February 9 in Lanham.


DPIE Enforcement Division Supervisor DeJuan Valentine and Inspector Ronald Waters speak to residents

Remember to Clear Your Sidewalks

Please remember to clear snow and ice from sidewalks and other paved walkways.  This is an important safety and accessibility consideration for pedestrians, especially those who have ambulatory disabilities, young children and seniors. The obligation for clearing snow and ice accumulation from walkways adjacent to commercial and residential properties in Prince George’s County is based on the Abutter's Ordinance.


The ordinance requires responsible parties remove accumulated snow and ice from abutting sidewalks within forty-eight (48) after snow has fallen or ice has accumulated to a depth of at least 2 inches. Those responsible persons failing to clear their abutting sidewalks within 24 hours will be issued a Reminder Notice/Door Hanger by a DPIE inspector. If the responsible person fails to clear his/her sidewalk within 24 hours of being issued a Reminder Notice (or 48 hours from the end of the snow event), that person shall be issued a citation for a fine of $100. Another citation will be issued for each subsequent 24-hour period that the snow and ice accumulation continues to obstruct the sidewalk.


Community Partners Questions and Answers, Fall 2018

At the September meeting, DPIE took written questions so we could post all responses online for reference.  Please direct further inquiries to Avis Thomas-Lester, DPIE Public Information Officer, at

ePlan Training Web

FREE ePlan Customer Training

Thursday, February 21, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement
9400 Peppercorn Place
Conference Room 217
Largo, MD 20774

DPIE is offering monthly ePlan Customer Training to show how to complete online applications and upload plans for review in our ePlan system.

Seating is limited and offered on a first call, first-served basis. All those who wish to attend training in February need to reply no later than February 14th by clicking the activities link.  You may also send an e-mail to one of the following contacts or call the phone number:

To cancel or reschedule, please notify one of the above persons via e-mail or call the phone number.

Please Note:  If there are less than 5 people signed up for a training, the class will be cancelled; people who signed up to attend will be notified and moved to the following month's class.

All customers scheduled to attend an ePlan Customer Training session must print out a copy of the "ePlan Applicant User Guide" to bring to the class.

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NOTICE:  MHIC Procedure Changes

All applicants using Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) contractors are required to follow the procedures indicated below:

• Submit a letter on company letterhead from the MHIC licensed contractor indicating:  MHIC license number; date of letter; MHIC licensed contractor’s name and signature; and list of person(s) authorized to obtain permits with their license.  

• The identification of each contractor and their designee will be verified to ensure validity of license and authorization by the MHIC licensed contractor.

Should you have any questions regarding this notice, please call 301-636-2050.


Permitting and Licensing & Building Plan Review Division Application Intake Hours

Day Hours
Operational Intake
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Operational Intake
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential Walk-thru
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Commercial Walk-thru Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Residential/Commercial Walk-thru
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Divisional Office Hours

Division Day Hours
Site/Road Plan Review
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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